BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) -- Erick Green scored a career-high 27 points to help Virginia Tech pull away from Appalachian State 87-76 on Friday.
Virginia Tech, which is off to a 5-0 start for the first time since the 1984-85 season, put the game away with a 13-2 run late in the second half. Green scored six points in the run, including a one-handed slam with 4:51 remaining that capped the run and gave the Hokies a 73-60 lead.
Appalachian State (1-4) got no closer than 11 points the rest of the game. Jay Canty led the Mountaineers with 21 points.
Green made 8 of 15 from the floor and all 11 of his free-throw attempts. He has made 31 consecutive free throws. The Hokies made 30 of their 39 free-throw attempts.
Jarell Eddie added 23 points for the Hokies and Marshall Wood had 13.
President-elect Donald Trump plans to attend Saturday's Army-Navy game at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Md.
Soon to be Commander-In-Chief of all branches of the military, Trump will split his time between the two sidelines, as is customary.
Past presidents have attended the longstanding rivalry game, including President Barack Obama in 2011.
According to ESPN, Navy has beaten Army the last three times presidents have been in the audience. Then again, Navy has won the last 14 consecutive contests anyway.
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On Saturday, Dec. 10, Army and Navy take the field at M&T Bank Stadium in the 117th annual Army-Navy Game, the most prestigious rivalry in college football.
Unlike most other rivalries, which are built on hatred and blind fandom, the Army-Navy Game is one built on competition, sportsmanship and respect.
On Monday afternoon, the Army football program unveiled the World War II-inspired uniforms the Black Knights will wear on Saturday afternoon.
On Tuesday, Navy unveiled its uniforms, and before the game even begins, we have to give the slight edge to Navy in the uniform department.
The Midshipman have won 14 consecutive games against their rivals and hold a 60-49-7 lead in all-time meetings.
The 2016 Army-Navy Game kicks off on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 3:00 PM ET on CBS.
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